Oleg's ten desert island CDs
If tomorrow instead of a photographic expedition I get sent to a desert island, and instead of exploring the possibility of transforming visual patterns into inner significance with the use of my camera I am only allowed to savour a musical representation of the things that have mattered to me in the form of ten, and ten only, CDs, then I would take the following with me (in alphabetical order):
- Cannonball Adderley, "Something Else"
- Charles Mingus, "Mingus Ah Um"
- Dave Brubeck Quarter, "Jazz Impressions of Japan"
- Miles Davis, "Bitches Brew"
- Miles Davis, "Kind of Blue"
- Pink Floyd, "The Dark Side of The Moon"
- Stanley Turrentine, "Sugar"
- Thelonious Monk, "Straight, No Chaser"
- Wayne Shorter, "Speak No Evil"
- Wes Montgomery, "Full House"
It is amazing how things have changed from July 2012 when I first compiled the list. U2, Eric Dolphy, Jeff Buckley, Led Zeppelin, Keith Jarrett Trio, Neil Young and Classical music are no longer on the list. And as much as I would love to also bring some Jimi Hendrix, The Doors, Allman Brothers, Radiohead, etc. music with me, I seem to have almost completely drifted into Jazz.
The list is likely to change again tomorrow under the influence of new winds and inherent underwater currents. Naturally, though, new winds will have to be strong enough and underwater currents will have to remain sufficiently persistent to alter the impact that the music listed above has had on me.